The Power, Movement in Case Maclaim’s Murals

by Andy SmithPosted on

Case Maclaim is the moniker of German artist Andres Von Chrzanowski, a muralist known as a co-founder of the Maclaim Group, a troupe known for using spray paint to combine photorealism and surrealism on public walls. In particular, the artist is known as one to “embrace the power of movement through the universality of hands.”

A statement explains two of those terms in the context of his art: “‘Power’ and ‘movement’ have individually played key roles in the backbone of his German roots, inspiring him to communicate his strong messages of unity and power by overlaying hands,” it says. “The overlaying ‘movement’ is not just the physical body movement but political movement, generally being left without a particular context in which the viewer is left to visualize the remaining story and/or emotion, relative to their current situations. Having travelled to over 20 countries he has literally left his fingerprints in each, continually leaving bits and pieces of a language understood by all, after all a hand gesture can tell a thousand words.”

This is expressed in close-up shots of kids and adults carrying items held dear and cascaded gestures. See more of what we mean below.

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